Posts Tagged ‘Broken’

We all experience heartbreak but avoiding it’s even worse. There are two ways to handle a broken heart, one is to deal with it on your own which results in a hardened heart and the other is to give it to God and let Him soften it. Hard hearts break others and tender hearts heal the broken.

Grace and trust go hand in hand. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they are inseparable as they each have their place but they certainly are vital to each other. Grace is the proper response to trust but it’s also the appropriate reaction when trust has been broken.

Thank you very much for your input yesterday.

God’s not asking for us to change the way we act, he has so much more for us than that. He wants to heal our broken hearts, comfort us in difficult times, rejoice with us in good times and be our constant companion. He wants us to not only know but to experience the power of His perfect love for us. He wants His unique love for each of us to wipe away our insecurities and fill us to the point that we’re gushing over, pouring Him on those He puts around us.

A friend recently gave me the book “Love Does” by Bob Goff. I’m really enjoying reading it. Over the next couple of days I’d like to share a few of Mr. Goff’s thoughts with you and add a comment:

“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.”

So often what is broken in us is our hearts. The belief that we are unloved, the result of the rejection we have endured can be overwhelming. The best “fix” is when someone commits to love us, to hang in there even when things are difficult and allows us to learn at God’s pace.

We are all wounded and damaged; we live in an imperfect and all too often cruel world. But that doesn’t have to be our character. God wants us healed and restored to the persons He intended for us to be from the very beginning. He’s more than capable of helping us with this and since it’s what He wants, why does it seem so hard to get there at times?